I wanted to write a quick post before I jetted off this weekend to LA for a wedding. I don’t really make a big deal about my birthday and I don’t usually even have a birthday cake. I like to just have a quiet peaceful day and then going out for a nice meal. And of course a little shopping spree. But I haven’t been eating a lot of sweets lately and I really wanted a cake to satisfy my sweet tooth. Tiffany of Peridot Sweets made me this gorgeous pink ruffled buttercream cake and piped rosettes on top. I was totally in love with it and it was too pretty for me not to share it with all of you! I know fondant is all the rage nowadays because it looks prettier but I am a buttercream girl at heart, mm I love the taste! I asked Tiffany to make a lemon custard cream filling, which was heavenly! It was just like eating lemon meringue: tart but not too sweet, so it was just perfect.
I’m always amazed by my friend Liz Le, who has many talents including having an eye for creating floral arrangements and made this cute centerpieces for Something New‘s baby shower that also happened to fall on my birthday, so afterwards I took a few home with me to brighten up my dining room. Yes, so after I stuffed myself full of yummy goodness at their shower, I came home and ate more cake!! Then we went and ate a five course dinner, and of course there was a huge dessert! I’m surprised my stomach didn’t rebel on me! Sorry, I don’t have pictures of the dinner as the light was really dim so I just took some iPhone photos for memories sake, but we ate at the Bellagio and were able to watch the famous fountains from our table, which was really nice. I never get tired of watching the fountains!